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by topher40
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas Hunting
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

Re: Kansas Hunting

Hunting should be good this year in Kansas! Had reports of lots of birds throughout the state. I'm gonna go out for a few hours in the morning myself
by topher40
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas Info
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: Kansas Info

Hotel in Moline it's very dog friendly. That is where all the field Tyler stay every year for the big field trial in town. You shouldn't have any problems with the accommodations, good luck!
by topher40
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: hunting southeast nebraska
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: hunting southeast nebraska

Used Kansas just 12 miles south of the Nebraska line, and I've been seen tons of pairs. In the last week or two I've been seeing young birds! Should be a good year!
by topher40
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Online Birds
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: Online Birds

I have shipped adult birds with great success in the past. I am in Kansas and have shipped from California to New York and a few places in between. I do not have any birds that are adults at the moment but will shortly. Shipping usually cost just as much as the birds. Give me a call if you'd like to...
by topher40
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to KC Help
Replies: 10
Views: 2805

Re: New to KC Help

Depending on where you're at in Kansas City I am around two hours away. But I do raise birds and dogs and have more brown than you can shake a stick at. You ever need some birds let me know and you can bring your dog and we can do some training up here . I don't frequent GDF near as much as I once d...
by topher40
Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raw liver to help promote a heat cycle??
Replies: 12
Views: 2903

Re: Raw liver to help promote a heat cycle??

If there was any truth to this my males would come into heat every winter! I feed a half raw diet and much of it consists of liver. Never have observed it affecting heat cycles.
by topher40
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Branched Oak Hunt
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Re: Branched Oak Hunt

Glad you made it out alive, you couldnt pay me enough money to hunt that place. Surprised they put birds out since there has been a trial there every weekend since Sept!
by topher40
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barrel House
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: Barrel House

Put some straw in there and if when he gets cold enough he will use it. If he doesnt he will die, animals might be stupid sometimes but they never have a death wish. :wink:
by topher40
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog Field Trial
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Gun dog Field Trial

Dont forget, DRAWING TUESDAY NIGHT AT 8 PM. ALL entries must be in by then. Call 785/288/0461
by topher40
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog Field Trial
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Gun dog Field Trial

It is a walking stake and judgement ceases at flush. The broke dog stakes are on Saturday. These stake are a great way to get out with your dog and have some fun, earn some bragging rights, and learn from a great group of other dog enthusiasts!
by topher40
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog Field Trial
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Gun dog Field Trial

This is kind of a late ad on due to the overwhelming interest. There really haven't been much for Gun Dog stakes in Ks for years and their seems to be a resurgence lately. Good thing to see!
by topher40
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog Field Trial
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Gun dog Field Trial

I will be hosting a stake for the Brown County Field Trial Club with a Gun Dog Stake, 11/15-11/16. A gun dog stake is nothing more than a opportunity to prove which hunting dog is the best (without killing birds). No reason to be afraid of the "trial" scene. Any hunting dog is welcome, and all are e...
by topher40
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Re: Trial!! NE Kansas (Updated)
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: Trial!! NE Kansas (Updated)

Duck, give me a call if you want to enter dogs. Same goes for anyone else that would be interested. 785/288/0461 Jim- Running order all depends on entries. The trial has been postponed till November 15/16th due to all the rain that is keeping farmers OUT of the fields and unable to finish up harvest...
by topher40
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Re: Trial!! NE Kansas (Updated)
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: Trial!! NE Kansas

Thanks Rowdy, would love to have you back again if you can make it!
by topher40
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Re: Trial!! NE Kansas (Updated)
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: Trial!! NE Kansas (Updated)

Hey guys I know there are a lot of you in the area that have dogs, love dogs and compete. So I am asking that you can come out for a great time in support of the Brown County Field Trial Club October 25-26th! We are located one hour North of Topeka, 2 hours south of Omaha/lincoln area, and two hours...
by topher40
Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Difference in Homing and Feral Pigeons
Replies: 32
Views: 8754

Re: Difference in Homing and Feral Pigeons

Thebiggest difference is price and perception.
by topher40
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What to Feed Quail
Replies: 12
Views: 3291

Re: What to Feed Quail

No Neil, I have wire floors and dirt and have NEVER given them a bit of grit. As I said it is unnecessary when you feed a high quality feed that is either crumbles or a finer mix. I dont raise any in a 4x4 environment but have plenty in JH's when they are mature to live their lives training my dogs....
by topher40
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What to Feed Quail
Replies: 12
Views: 3291

Re: What to Feed Quail

Ray-
I was only offering the best way to care for the birds. It doesn't matter the age or amount. If you want to have healthy good flying birds feed and medicate with the best. If only a couple croak that is at least $10, what would be the difference in feed and medication?
by topher40
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What to Feed Quail
Replies: 12
Views: 3291

Re: What to Feed Quail

Find a feed store with at a minimum 26% protein feed (I like to see 28%). A crumbled feed or a finely ground feed doesnt require grit. Young birds need protein and medication. You will save yourself tons of money by doing this. I also have mine on a steady diet of medication in the water. It has wor...
by topher40
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: SW MO WALKING FTC
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: SW MO WALKING FTC

Maybe I should have entered some pointers! Have fun and find lots of birds!
by topher40
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BO REPEATS
Replies: 76
Views: 20678

Re: BO REPEATS

Cant wait to see what his pups go for now! :roll: Congrats to him and his crew though.
by topher40
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 45024

Re: Decline of Field Trials

So far I have read more complaints that people have about horses, trailers, trucks than anything. These are ALL misconceptions! Misconceptions are the true reason for the decline in the sport. People that come into it thinking one thing with a closed mind, and not willing to do the work to make it w...
by topher40
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Ammo
Replies: 18
Views: 3856

Re: Ammo

To promote a .410 for wild pheasant is irresponsible. I shoot an ounce and a quarter of Golden Pheasant 12 ga 5's and about a 1/3 are retrieved alive, but dying. I am a fair hand with a shotgun; AA in trap and have won state championships in sporting clays. Respect the bird, use enough gun. Niel- I...
by topher40
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 3 Door Dog Box
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: 3 Door Dog Box

You should be fine, I havent ever had a dog freeze to death but I have seen them over heat. Some straw will keep them plenty warm.
by topher40
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Ammo
Replies: 18
Views: 3856

Re: Ammo

Ammo doesnt really matter as much as people think. I didnt carry anything more than a .410 this year with 7.5's and 8's. Killed LOTS of birds and didnt have any cripples. For the life of me I cant understand why folks get so heck bent on what load, gun, etc.
by topher40
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how much ground to run a trial?
Replies: 13
Views: 3245

Re: how much ground to run a trial?

Like it has been said it depends on the terrain. As an easy way to figure I used my trial to compare. I have 2,400 acres and run 3 one hour stakes, so 2400 divided by 3 = 800. That is for an hour stake so divide in half to get 400 for a half hour. You cant ever have enough ground and you surely dont...
by topher40
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC Vs AF
Replies: 27
Views: 4971

Re: AKC Vs AF

Duck- You should try and make it to an AF trial this spring to really get a good feel for what you may or may not like. I would steer clear of any misconceptions that float around on the internet from the parrots that only repeat what they have heard and dont know. If you are interested give me a ca...
by topher40
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hawk problems
Replies: 95
Views: 23011

Re: Hawk problems

I'd offer some science-based information to support my assertions but it might get me banned on this "forum". Free speech seems to be the one Amendment that doesn't enjoy the full support of our moderators. I hate to be the one to tell you, but Free speech doesn't apply on a privately held forum. J...
by topher40
Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excessive Barker
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: Excessive Barker

Dogtra bark collar
by topher40
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tuffy Gold
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: Tuffy Gold

Good feed, but got to pricey for me.
by topher40
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NE Kansas Training Available
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: NE Kansas Training

Thanks so much for your endorsement!
by topher40
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NE Kansas Training Available
Replies: 2
Views: 435

NE Kansas Training Available

I have openings for February. I raise my own birds and have plenty for your dog to be exposed to, and have kennels inside a building, out of the wind. With access to 10,000 acres your dog will get plenty of work on different grounds. I can get your dog ready to run Trials and help you campaign if yo...
by topher40
Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird coop building plans
Replies: 13
Views: 2406

Re: Bird coop building plans

ezzy333 wrote:
Hattrick wrote:One more thing dont mix quail and pigeons your pigeons will get sick an die.
I have never had that problem.

Ezzy
neither have I. Actually I have thousands of quail housed in the same building as my pigeons only to be separated by wire.
by topher40
Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Help with Venison please....
Replies: 3
Views: 2077

Re: Help with Venison please....

It would work best if you butcher yourself. Really not a lot to it, just de-boning it. You can buy butcher paper at WalMart and you will need some Saran Wrap also. The cleaner the meat the better. But if you miss some hair you can always get it off before you cook it. When making sausage it wouldn't...
by topher40
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pass it on / pay it forward
Replies: 25
Views: 11270

Re: Pass it on / pay it forward

Why should you give it away to the people that cant care for their animals in the first place. That is a core reason I dont sell dogs to people that try and dicker with me about the price. If you cant afford the dog then you cant afford to care/train the dog either. Not a bad idea though and I have...
by topher40
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pass it on / pay it forward
Replies: 25
Views: 11270

Re: Pass it on / pay it forward

Why should you give it away to the people that cant care for their animals in the first place. That is a core reason I dont sell dogs to people that try and dicker with me about the price. If you cant afford the dog then you cant afford to care/train the dog either. Not a bad idea though and I have ...
by topher40
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas Pheasant... Any hot spots?
Replies: 25
Views: 8209

Re: Kansas Pheasant... Any hot spots?

Good to hear you found some birds! And nice to know you were able to find some private ground to access!
by topher40
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: True Kansas Birddogs FB Page
Replies: 3
Views: 614

True Kansas Birddogs FB Page

and even the ones that arent. I started a new FB page entitiled TrueKansasBirddogs, come like it and join. No Drama, great dogs and conversation. All breeds welcome, and under-moderated Thanks.
by topher40
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Remote Bird Launchers
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Remote Bird Launchers

Dogtra is the only way to go. The QL fits quail or pigeons.
by topher40
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Want to shoot some pheasants cheap?
Replies: 0
Views: 473

Want to shoot some pheasants cheap?

Call me. Its happening this Sunday. Limiting group to 5, 2 spots remain. 785/288/0461 I will not respond to responses or messages. call.
by topher40
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas hunting
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: Kansas hunting

Bird numbers are spotty depending on area. In my neck of the woods, quail are doing well. I have been averaging a covey per each 80 acres that I hunt.
by topher40
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Nutrition Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 9749

Re: Dog Nutrition Thread

I agree with Maurice. If more people would do the same then less of these threads would get locked! :)
by topher40
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-collar range for french brittney
Replies: 14
Views: 3010

Re: E-collar range for french brittney

1/2 mile will be sufficient.
by topher40
Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Site Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Site Problems

seriously Rinker? If you want to troll go fishing.
by topher40
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: atvs and trials
Replies: 34
Views: 5460

Re: atvs and trials

I am sorry but I cant seem to make sense of your post Ezzy????????????????
by topher40
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: atvs and trials
Replies: 34
Views: 5460

Re: atvs and trials

SdOliver, I understand your plight very well and I am sorry that has happened. However most venues whether it be private or public ground has the clubs hands tied and will not allow atvs. This is not a club thing rather than more of a property rights argument. I am afraid that some disabled folks (n...
by topher40
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: atvs and trials
Replies: 34
Views: 5460

Re: atvs and trials

What a "bleep" thread. This is exactly why the ADA exists, for good or bad. I've read the thread on that ATV guy, and he is a "bleep". That said: If you had a veteran that came back from Iraq or Afghanistan with no legs would you really have the guts to tell him that he couldn't participate because...
by topher40
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas Hunting Clip
Replies: 11
Views: 3804

Re: Kansas Hunting Clip

The pup shows promise but is by NO means a broke dog. Not what I am looking for although most hunters want the "polish" that I require. Some of the "swinging the gun comments" are founded although I cant say I havent done the same to shoot a bird that has gone a different direction. How can you shoo...
by topher40
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: atvs and trials
Replies: 34
Views: 5460

Re: atvs and trials

There is a gentleman on FB that rants about allowing disabled folks to use atv's, not sure if he is a member here although I am probably not the only one that has friended him from here. He claims to be instrumental in creating laws in MI to force clubs to allow their use. My problems with the argum...
by topher40
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New old tool. The 410
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

Re: New old tool. The 410

I routinely shoot roosters with mine, I train EXCLUSIVELY with my .410 and wouldnt change a thing. Guys laugh when I pull it out of the truck but when we get back to the truck I am the one laughing while I am counting my harvest. :lol: